Higher Education and Research

Seminar on the implementation of the European Higher Education Area in the Republic of Moldova

1-2 December 2011, Chişinău


On 1-2 December, the Free International University of Moldova hosted a seminar on the implementation of the European Higher Education Area in the Republic of Moldova. The event was organised by the Ministry of Education of Moldova and the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Bologna Secretariat. The participants – representatives of higher education institutions from the Republic of Moldova and abroad, of public authorities and international institutions – reviewed the higher education reform in Moldova in order to ensure convergence with the principles of EHEA.

A biennial Forum for the Modernisation of Higher Education will be organised in order to analyse the achievements, challenges, reform actions and policies needed to move forward, and public discussion of the National Qualifications Framework with external expertise and certification of compliance to the European Qualifications Framework shall be promoted.

Main documents

1. Programme

2. Declaration

3. Presentations:
The link between Research and Higher Education - some observations and food for discussion
Professor Hans van Himbergen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Mobility in the European Higher Education Area - Trends and Challenges
Ms Laura E. Rumbley, Deputy Director, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)

The Bologna Process – a journey. Status quo, challenges and opportunities
Ms Ligia Deca, Head of the 2010 – 2012 Bologna Secretariat

4. Papers:
Observations on the link between Research and Higher Education by Professor Hans van Himbergen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Mobility in the European Higher Education Area: Trends and Challenges by Ms Laura E. Rumbley, Deputy Director, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)

Employable graduates for the EHEA: a stakeholders point of view by Mr Stefan Delplace, Secretary General, EURASHE